Agro-industrial msme will improve their food safety practices


Added Value Project providing Supports to Food Processing MSME’s to develop Food Safety Systems


Tegucigalpa, March 2008.- By implementing the Added Value Project (Proyecto Valor Agregado in Spanish), which is being financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and under implementation by the Pan-American Agricultural School (Zamorano), 60 ago-industrial MSME’s will improve and develop quality and food safety systems for their food production processes.

The Added Value Project is providing assistance to food processing enterprises in order to improve their productive processes and to reinforce food safety practices in the production procedures. This target is being attained through the provision of direct technical assistance and training, as well as through the standardization of production processes.  One of the main elements in food production is to maintain high standards in quality and food safety;  this requirement has gone so far as to become a norm of the international commerce in the main export markets.

As a tool of the food safety system, the agro-industrial MSME’s  being benefited by the Project  will develop guidelines on Standardization of Sanitization Operational Procedures (SSOP), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMF). In addition and in order to facilitate control regarding production parameters, work will include areas such as the standardization of productive processes and product manufacturing .

By developing these manuals, the MSME’s will have available new tools to produce food products safe for consumption, which is critical in the commercialization of products inside and outside our boarders.





Wearing appropriate gear while safely packing beans.


Examples of standardization of  food safety processes and norms in one of the beneficiaries MSME’s .







2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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